Roofing, Attic Ventilation, and Why It Matters
Did you know that there are several ventilation options available for your roof? Selecting the proper ventilation has a large impact on things like heat, moisture, and maintaining good house health. It even impacts your monthly spending as well.
As we all know, heat rises – but it can also escape too much or not enough, if not properly ventilated. Additionally, heat beating down in the summer can sometimes travel down if the insulation is not maintained on the attic floor. Do you think your home is showing any signs of being improperly insulated?
Know what to look for
- Have you noticed an increase in your heating or cooling bills?
- Do you see any evidence of humidity or moisture damage?
- Are there areas of rust on metal items like electrical boxes?
- Is there an increase in respiratory issues in your home? If so – this could be spores entering your family’s airways.
So you’ve got a poorly insulated attic – what now?
Like any situation that involves your money, and your family and making sure you’ve done your due diligence, it is a good idea to hire a professional contractor to review your space. A professional roofing contractor can confirm whether or not your home indeed needs some insulation improvements. They may even suggest new vents or other options for your home as a suitable options and you’ll be able to weigh the pros and cons of their suggestions. Keep in mind that there are some things you can do as a homeowner to prevent issues, like making sure your attic is not too full, which causes airflow issues and holds moisture.
Insulation adds warmth and yet the idea is to purposely allow cold air to come into your home through your vents. The idea of insulation can really emphasize the idea of cover, cover, cover. However, don’t let the covering aspect overshadow your knowledge that airflow is key. Sourcing a reputable contractor is a game-changer for your peace of mind when considering any issues that have such an impact on your home health and family.